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May
28
comment Pharika's Mender, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Rescue From The Underworld
Can we use the proper abbreviation for "Gray Merchant of Asphodel", Gary? =)
May
27
comment Grave Betrayal vs. Blightsteel Colossus
It's ironic that in Magic, dying is the act of going to the graveyard, where as in real life dying is the cause of going to the graveyard.
May
26
comment Can I activate mana abilities even if I don't need the mana?
For the record, it wouldn't have prevented this behavior. A lot of people would pay 1 life for a +1/+1 counter!
May
17
comment When do you reveal the top card of your library with Courser of Kruphix and scry lands?
Do you make a distinction between "checking states" and "performing state based actions"? Because I don't. Checking a state but performing no action based on that state is the exact same as not checking the state at all.
May
6
comment How does Perplexing Chimera work with Strionic Resonator?
So you could use this to change the target of shock to his illusion creature for a split second, causing him to sacrifice it, and then cause it to target his hexproof creature - brilliant!
Apr
25
comment Can you play older versions of cards in standard?
@RBarryYoung I see. I thought you were saying "The card you use must have the most recent printed text or you can't use it". Turns out we're both saying the same thing, that "printed text means (almost) nothing".
Apr
25
comment Can you play older versions of cards in standard?
@RBarryYoung Sorry, but your link illustrates the exact opposite. They're saying "whatever is printed on the card doesn't matter: only what the oracle text is". The later part of that snippet means "If you have a reason to believe the oracle text and the printed text are different, you have a right to consult the oracle text if it is technically feasible to do so. (i.e. you have internet access.)"
Apr
24
comment MOTO Acronym for MTG Online
@Brian I believe the proper way to say it is "Mo' Dough" as in "It's another way for Wizards to extract mo' dough from our wallets"
Apr
22
comment When can lands be tapped?
By "very early" do you mean "all by the last 5 years?" Mana burn existed until Magic 2010.
Apr
14
comment How does Lava Burst work with hexproof/shroud?
Lava Burst can damage a creature with hexproof if it's your creature.
Apr
3
comment How many meeples should I have according to the expansions that I'm currently using?
I have to agree. Adding more meeples is like adding more money to monopoly. When I talk to my wife about it, she says "it sucks to not have money to buy things" - I try to remind her that deciding what to buy and what to pass on is what makes the game dynamic as opposed to just rolling the dice.
Mar
31
comment Alternative rules for SimCity: The Card Game
SimCity is a classic example of a well designed but poorly developed game.
Mar
21
comment How long before I can move on to a different phase?
Another point to make about point 3 is the shortcuts involved. It's much more likely that someone will counter or respond to your spell than it is you'll actually retain priority. That's why the onus on them is usually to say whether they will respond or not.
Mar
21
comment How long before I can move on to a different phase?
Point three, where they say "okay", is very important. A lot of experienced players will say "okay" to everything you do. I've noticed, over time, the more experienced the player, the more condescending the "okay" is, as though they graciously allow you to play. This has made it into a pet peeve of some people who feel like their game is being controlled by their opponent. (And in some respects, it is; they do have priority after all...)
Mar
20
comment Magic the Gathering lingering spell effect
I believe the proper templating for the "other way of looking at this" would be something like: "Until end of turn, when a creature deals damage, return it to its owners hand". A lot of people think this is what's happening when they see "Return all creatures that dealt damage this turn to their owners hand", probably because they assume "all" isn't limited by time.
Mar
11
comment Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?
Something important here is that this only applies if there's a creature with first strike or double strike. You don't always get this second round of priority (if you were hoping to make your opponent pass priority and then sneak something else in or some other shenanigans).
Mar
7
comment Most human-like chess AI
I remember seeing "... sees mate in 11" and then have it blow the line and a few turns later "... sees mate in 14".
Mar
5
comment Do bestow count toward cards that say “when [sub-type] enters on the battlefield”
@murgatroid99 are you saying that "becomes an Aura" implies "loses creature and gains enchantment and Aura"?
Mar
4
comment If a Creature-Planeswalker blocks a creature with infect, what happens?
I really thing the last line could just be deleted. The planeswalker doesn't have 'infect' counters: he has -1/-1 counters that were dealt to a creature. shrug
Mar
4
comment What are the ramifications of turning a planeswalker into a creature?
@ghoppe Well I think 36 pages of "basic" rules is also pretty intimidating. I think it really is fair to say that Magic's complexity (as evidenced by its insane number of rules) is its barrier to entry. Can you think of a higher barrier to entry than Magic's complexity?